calorimetric-respirometric ratio

calorimetric-respirometric ratio

[kə¦lȯr·ə¦me·trik ri¦spī·rə¦me·trik ′rā·shō]
(physiology)
The ratio expressing that the oxidation of all carbon compounds produces approximately the same amount of heat per amount of oxygen. Abbreviated CR ratio.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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